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5.9

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58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 26
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  1. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Dec 9, 2011
    75
    It's a comedic dramatization with a looming shadow of the surreal.
  2. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Nov 10, 2011
    75
    In short, Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life is a charmer.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Nov 3, 2011
    50
    An excellently cast biopic about yet another self-destructive genius who burnt out but will never fade away – at least not in France, or wherever cigarettes, alcohol, and sex are still allowed.